Sure, listening to audio books can be a good activity for and , but is there any real educational benefit for children, or do audio books not count as real reading? There are also activities associated with the book available online or for download in pdf. We listen in the car, on ipods while waiting at appointments, and while they fall asleep at night. These are mostly classics, with some original works. They also have links to the reading materials and for most a video movie. All eight books are there unabridged, as Ramona goes about her wacky adventures, gets into lots of trouble, and deals with all the stuff of growing up. These are links to other sites so the format and quality can vary, but the few I listened to were of very good quality.
No sorting for age groups. They also have some free audiobook collections listed. Some are available as one download, but most are available in several segments. This spirited, highly recommended audio story pairs action with realistic observations of the Amazon and its environmental and social challenges. Some other audio resources at the site also. This is a video presentation with ilustrations in the video accompanying the audio.
For older kids and adults , L. And these are just the ones for 3-5 year olds and up! I am a huge fan of audiobooks myself. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. This is a great post with a lot of sites I had no idea were out there. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. Thanhha Lai If you were in any doubt as to where the main character is Listen, Slowly grew up, voice actor Lulu Lam clears things right up with the best California accent possibly ever done.
Share it with us in comments. There are online sites that offer free downloadable versions, such as MeeGenius and Storynory. Is the old man right? If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below. This link is to all posts there tagged children. I have also added links to the textbooks and online courses pages here at Gizmo's Freeware as these pages have links to sites for material for children that are not listed here. It became a movie starring Jim Carrey and is now available on audio book, narrated by Nick Sullivan.
These cover a large age range. The background music score is brilliant. These audio books are highly rated by children and are appropriate for children between the ages of three and seven. Hit the comments to share your absolute favorites. Many parents have turned to audio books as a way to encourage reading as well.
We just did a ten hour road trip for Thanksgiving and my husband makes good use of Overdrive and downloaded The Princess and the Goblins and the Princess and the Curdie by George MacDonald. Winslet's narration brings Matilda to life, letting children of all ages get a glimpse inside the book as she creates a visual of what life for Matilda must be like. In the last few years, audio books have exploded in amongst adult readers. Children can feel what it is like to live on a farm, even when they may never have visited one. There are 4 other stories availalbe for free listening and read-a-long in a flash video in their section. But when used alongside other media, including printed books, , and in person with children, audio books can be another excellent way to instill a love of books and literature in children.
Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories are oldies but goodies. A site for begininng readers. Channing adds humor to stories that are already somewhat humorous. Click on Children link after clicking on link here. Some of her favorites that she goes back to over and over again are: The Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West there are 5 as of right now in the series Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke All of the Dr. Or, listen to all ten stories in a row on a longer trip. Are you an audio book listener? Not downloadable as they are in flash player.
Read by Katherine Kellgren Hello! They are in flash player, so are not downloadable with the DownloadHelper mentioned above. She learns more about herself and Howl than she ever thought possible as she struggles to break the strange enchantment. My twins are almost 3 and eventually their younger brother will join them in their room. Hodge is able to convey what Charlie is doing and feeling as well as portraying Veruca Salt, Violet Beuregarde, Mike Teavee and Willy Wonka. This great community of readers will help you out.